Bay St. Louis officials keeping eye on Tropical Storm Isaac

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Posted on August 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 26 at 11:01 PM

Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News
Email: arodrigue@wwltv.com | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — People in Bay St. Louis are calmly keeping an eye on Isaac tonight.

The beautiful weather has been very deceiving and authorities in the Mississippi coastal town are trying to warn of the dangers around Isaac.

Some homes are already boarded up along the water's edge, while many are not. That could be because of new infrastructure improvements in place since Hurricane Katrina designed to fight storm surge with height.

The new flood wall protects most of downtown Bay St. Louis better than before, but some areas are still a concern for flooding.

"Everything North of Bay St. Louis or the river by-pass and everyone who lives in waterfront communities there, if a 4-to-6-foot surge comes in, it will flood the roads and people will be trapped if they don't get out before the water starts rising," Mayor Les Fillingame said.

City and county leaders met earlier Sunday evening to get on the same page. An action plan is expected to come out of another meeting early Monday morning.

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